Dianthus – Hardy Pinks, Sweet William, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Dianthus – Hardy Pinks, Sweet William, Carnation,  The Pinks and the Sweet Williams are still one of the old-fashioned favorites for the garden. There are many species and varieties, nearly all of which make dense tufts of grass-like growth. The Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is gorgeous when in bloom. The early English writers used to tell us that the narrow-leaved varieties were called […]

Stokesia – Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Stokesia – Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster Generally we do not think of a China Aster resembling a Cornflower, but it is true that the Stokesia resembles them both. Stokesia Iaevis (cyanea) is a low plant, seldom above 1 1/2 feet tall, and with light lavender blue, white, purple and rose colored flowers produced from early July to October. UTILIZE. They are […]

Winter protection for bulbs and tubers – Daffodils- Dahlias

Protection Bulbs during the winter Some hardy bulbs such as Daffodils (Narcissi) may suffer damage from severe frost if they are planted late in beds or borders. They should, therefore, be planted as early as obtainable or be covered with 45 in. of straw, salt marsh hay, leaves, branches of evergreens or similar material. Hardy bulbs planted in grass sod […]

Grow your own herb garden

No matter your gardening capabilities or experience, herbs are the perfect plant to grow. With very little space needed and no need for specialist gardening equipment or tools you can grow your own fresh herbs to help liven up your cooking and freshen up your kitchen space. If you don’t want to grow herbs inside however the hardier varieties like […]

Garden, Versatile Corner Plan

Corner Garden Plan Turn a corner into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants Spring Hill has selected for this versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram shows a garden designed to fit into an 8′ x 12′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged in a number of different ways in any area of approximately 96 sq. ft. Whether […]

Garden Plan, Three-Seasons Plan

Garden, Three-Seasons With the proper selection of perennials, you can enjoy color and beauty beginning in spring and continuing all summer long, right up to the first killing frosts of fall. For the longest possible perennial display, we have created this ideal Three-Seasons Garden with a blending of nine varieties of easy-to-grow perennials. While the garden illustrated occupies a 5′ […]

Butterfly Hummingbird – Garden Plan

Garden, Butterfly / Hummingbird – Garden Plan Create your own wildlife habitat. Three each: Mixed Monarda, Keys of Heaven, Red Penstemon, White Dragonflower and Wild Romance Aster; one Black Knight Butterfly Bush. Planting instructions included.     This collection includes: A BlackKnight Butterfly Bush (1), Graceful trusses smothered with dark purple flowers attract flocks of butterflies.           […]

How to choose an orchid pot

Choosing a flower pot for ordinary houseplants, the only thing we usually take into account is the size and taste preferences. This principle does not work with Orchids. You need to know certain rules of care to make orchids please you with its beauty. One of the main rules is the choice of an orchid pot which serves as a […]

PRUNING TOOLS

PRUNING TOOLS Whether you’re looking for gifts for a gardener (or yourself), are doing dormant winter pruning of shrubs and trees, or pruning shrubs and shearing hedges in late spring through early summer, having the proper pruning tools for the job will make it go much easier and quicker, with less plant damage. The first tool every gardener should have […]

How to grow big pumpkins

Do you want to learn how to grow a BIG PUMPKIN? Keep reading, I’ll provide you what’s required to get the job done. Remember, LUCK and a lot of extra work are required to grow a giant pumpkin. Yes, you can do it. I knew of a grower who grew a 70 lbs. pumpkin his first year and second year, […]